Jong Woo Park

Before working on his own, Jongwoo had worked for the Korea Times as a staff news photographer for 11 years, covering major political and social issues in Korea. Since starting to work as a freelancer, he has focused his camera to the plight of ethnic people, especially the nomads of Asia. Jongwoo contributes words and pictures to a variety of domestic and international publications. A modern-nomad himself, he has been roaming around the most remote regions on the globe for almost three decades, documenting the vanishing cultures of minority groups. His documentary work on the Himalayan ranges is a long-term project that has continued on for more than 20 years. Although specializing in documentary photography, he also produces video documentaries. His films frequently appear on international and Korean TV channels.